DJProducts, Inc.

DJ Products, Inc. manufacturers Powered Tuggers and Trailer Movers that eliminate the pain and strain of manually pulling and pushing heavy carts and wheeled equipment. Our Dumpster Movers and Aircraft Tugs are less costly, smaller, and more maneuverable than traditional powered equipment used for moving dumpsters, aircraft, and any cart or piece of equipment on wheels. When it comes to lucrative real estate properties, warehouses might not be the first things that come to mind. Over the last few years, a number of factors have combined to make warehouses a hot commodity in the business world.

Company details

1009 4th St NW , Little Falls , Minnesota 56345 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Manufacturing, Other
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Our Cart Tuggers and Trailer Movers can reduce the injuries that come from manually moving heavy carts and wheeled equipment. Our solutions are battery powered “walk behind” tugs that can be maneuvered even in tight, difficult spaces. Since our powered cart mover solutions are more manageable than bulky, expensive, riding equipment such as fork trucks or a riding tug, they will be used more frequently and effectively, greatly increasing material handling productivity while saving money in operating costs and workers compensation claims.

Please choose the industry that best fits your need. If you can’t find a specific industry, please contact one of our Sales Engineers for consultation as we have solved over 10,000 cart moving and wheeled load applications, many which were customized to our customers specific application.

Common Trailer Mover and Cart Tugger applications include:

  • Maneuvering heavy window, glass, and door carts with a CartCaddy cart mover
  • Pulling heavy OTR and generator trailers with our TrailerCaddy trailer movers
  • Maneuvering linen and supply carts in a hospital with our CartCaddy electric tuggers
  • Pushing buses, trailers, or cars down an assembly line with our CarCaddy car and truck pusher
  • Moving parts and input material carts to manufacturing cells with a CartCaddy cart puller
  • Pulling heavy dumpsters from compactor rooms to curb side with a WasteCaddy dumpster mover
  • Using an AircraftCaddy Aircraft Tug for staging a plane on a runway or maneuvering in a hangar

Provide solutions for material handling situations that are ergonomically correct, safe and cost effective.

Our Goal:

Here at DJProducts, Inc. we specialize in finding electric or motorized cart tug solutions that either:

  1. Eliminate the strains and pains of manually pushing or pulling heavy carts, equipment, or materials.
  2. Are less costly, smaller, and more maneuverable then traditional electric equipment used for moving carts and equipment; like forktrucks, walkies, or motorized riding tugs.

All of our products are battery powered “walk-behind” units, allowing better control by the operator, even in tight, difficult spaces. Because of this operating flexibility, our electric cart movers can be used in more applications than standard material handling equipment. This means that operators use our motorized cart tugs more frequently, reducing the injuries that come from manually moving heavy carts and equipment, and eliminating the use of a more costly and cumbersome piece of equipment designed for a different material handling task.

Please take the time to find a specific electric cart pusher on our website, or call our Sales Engineers for a recommendation on your proper solution. Our Sales Engineer will also be happy to explore custom applications where our base products match primary criteria.

About 20 years ago, Minnesota was introduced to the warehouse-style grocery store concept. Besides their wide aisles stocked to the ceiling, these super-stores gave shoppers extra big carts and lots of them.

But Minnesota winters are tough, and collecting all those shopping carts in the parking lot after a blizzard was challenging and potentially hazardous. Picture one or two poor high school students maneuvering 10-15 carts into one long line, then pushing them up an incline back to the store in slushy ice and snow. It was the worst job in the supermarket…and it had to be done 24/7 for some of the stores!

As this feat of popular new consumerism began taking the U.S. by storm (so to speak), Mr. X–a senior engineer at a manufacturing company–had just spent 25 years perfecting the walk-behind floor scrubber for the construction industry. When, suddenly, he had an aha moment.

“What if I built a walk-behind floor scrubber without the scrubber? It would revolutionize shopping cart retrieval!”

And just like every other inventor with a bold new idea who shows up on the hit TV show, Shark Tank, Mr. X started eating, sleeping and engineering the ultimate solution for rounding up shopping carts. He recruited his 2 sons to help him build a prototype and find out if grocery store executives couldn’t live without his new idea.

They couldn’t.

Said Son #1: “I took the prototype out to all the local food chains that owned 12, 15 stores. They loved the concept. I left my first demonstration with a purchase order for 5 units.

“I delivered the 5, then visited another group of grocery stores, and gave the same demonstration. Got a purchase order for 10 more.”

Said Son #2: “After we got the first 10 orders, I turned my 8-car heated garage into our production facility. The first year, we sold 100 units. The next year we tripled that.”

Within 5 years they attracted the interest of Costco, Walmart, Target and the Food Marketing Institute. But Mr. X and his sons weren’t satisfied with merely dominating the grocery store industry.

The cart pusher idea had legs: Everybody went to the grocery store. So everybody became familiar with shopping cart pushers.

The company, now known as “DJ Products,” started getting phone calls that went like this…

“I saw a shopping cart pusher in a parking lot–boy that’s a great idea. I need one in my factory to move some stuff around.”

So Mr. X went back to the drawing board and prototyped a solution for “pushing everything else on wheels,” such as…

  • Airplanes in plane hangars
  • 53ft over-the-road semi-trailers in and out of loading docks
  • Stalled vehicles in parking lots
  • Laundry carts in the bowels of hospitals
  • Parts carts in manufacturing facilities

…And hundreds of other custom “pusher” solutions.

DJ Products’ WasteCaddy quickly became the company’s fastest-growing “pusher” after an apartment building manager bought one because, “We need to move dumpsters!”